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All of North Fort Myers High School students have the great opportunity to perform in multiple high caliber ensembles.

Marching Knights

This ensemble is comprised of students from every aspect of the band program. Membership is open to all wind, percussion and colorguard students. Members of the Marching Knights are required to attend the annual band camp, all after school rehearsals, and performances. Marching Knights attend all home and away football games, pep rallies, and other school functions. The Marching Knights also perform at the Florida Bandmasters Association Marching Music Performance Assessment, competitions throughout the state, parades, and other community events scheduled. This year, there is a fall season fee of $200.00. No student, however, will be excluded from the Marching Knights for financial reasons. Each student and parent/guardian will have opportunities to raise money for a student in order to help relieve funds.

This year, after school rehearsals will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. along with an after school sectional once every week.

Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is the top concert band at NFMHS comprised of a select group of wind and percussion students based on auditions. This ensemble is intended for musicians with a high level of proficiency on their instrument. The Wind Ensemble performs a variety of challenging concert band repertoire throughout the school year at fall, winter, and spring concerts, and the Florida Bandmasters Association Concert Band Music Performance Assessment.

Members of the Wind Ensemble are required to attend all performances in addition to the class held during the school day. On some occasions, students may be asked to attend after school rehearsals. Wind Ensemble students will also be required to audition for the All County Concert Band. Students will also be expected to perform in a chamber ensemble or solo at Solo & Ensemble MPA or an equivalent event.

Symphonic and Concert Band

The Symphonic and Concert Bands are comprised of wind and percussion students based on auditions and/or director placement. All bands perform a variety of challenging concert band repertoire. Symphonic and Concert Band performances include, but are not limited to, fall, winter, and spring concerts, the Florida Bandmasters Association Concert Band Music Performance Assessment. Members of the Symphonic and Concert Bands are required to attend all after school rehearsals and performances in addition to the class held during the school day.

Red Knight Jazz Band

The Red Knight Jazz Band is the top NFMHS jazz ensemble comprised of students based on auditions. This ensemble performs challenging big band music in a variety of styles within the jazz idiom. This ensemble is intended for musicians with a high level of proficiency on their instrument as well as knowledge of a variety of jazz styles. Red Knight Jazz Band performances include but are not limited to fall, winter, and spring concerts, the FBA Jazz Band Music Performance Assessment, and the NFMHS Kaleidoscope Concert. In addition to these performances, this ensemble also performs for various events around the community. Members of this ensemble are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances during and after school.

JV Jazz Band

The JV Jazz Band is a big band jazz ensemble comprised of students placed with permission of the band director. This ensemble performs challenging big band music in a variety of styles within the jazz idiom. This ensemble is intended for musicians with a developing level of proficiency on their instrument. JV Jazz Band performances include but are not limited to fall, winter, and spring concerts, the FBA Jazz Band Music Performance Assessment, and the NFMHS Kaliedoscope Concert. Members of this ensemble are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances during and after school.

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